Mike Tyson

American heavyweight boxer Mike Tyson

Michael Gerard "Mike" Tyson (born June 30, 1966) is a retired American professional boxer. Tyson is a former undisputed heavyweight champion of the world and holds the record as the youngest boxer to win the WBC, WBA and IBF heavyweight titles, he was 20 years, 4 months and 22 days old. Tyson won his first 19 professional bouts by knockout, with 12 of them occurring in the first round.
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OBJECTified: Mike Tyson
Fox News - 3 months
The boxing legend opens up on his rough childhood, career and second chance at life.
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The Man Behind the (Freakily, Disturbingly Realistic) Mask
CNN - 5 months
What does it take to make a face? Try $4,500. At Landon Meier’s studio, you can try on a new face for a day. Meier specializes in creating hyper-realistic (and hyper-expensive) masks that could easily pass for the real thing. Take a test run at being Walter White, or try on Mike Tyson for size—Meier’s surreal and nightmarish creations cover a whole range of celebrities and politicians, including the ever-popular viral sensation “Crying Baby.” Making these masks is no easy task—each one could take up to a year to complete. But for Meier, watching the astonished reactions to his craft makes it all worth it.
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If I Did It: Does McGregor have a plan for Mayweather? - Bloody Elbow
Google News - 7 months
Bloody Elbow If I Did It: Does McGregor have a plan for Mayweather? Bloody Elbow Welcome to If I Did It, the show where we grapple with PR kerfluffles from the world of MMA and beyond. This week we look at the questionable build up for Mayweather vs McGregor, Nate Diaz, Draymond Green, Paul Malignaggi and more. by Nate Wilcox ... USADA: Conor McGregor, Floyd Mayweather to be drug tested 'robustly' leading into boxing matchMMA Fighting McGregor: Mayweather can have a rematch in the octagonBoxing News 24 Conor McGregor Responds to Mike Tyson Saying He'll Get Killed by MayweatherBleacher Report BoxingScene.com -New York Daily News -TMZ.com -MMAjunkie.com all 311 news articles »
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Unthinkable upset of Arrogate jolts horse racing
LATimes - 7 months
This was Miracle on Ice, on hooves. This was Buster Douglas KO’ing Mike Tyson, on dirt. This was mouths collectively agape, faces stunned and eyes drained of answers. As Arrogate, the No. 1 ranked horse in the world, entered the starting gate Saturday at Del Mar in the San Diego Handicap, it was...
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Mike Tyson on 'Love Is the Message'
Wall Street Journal - 8 months
Former boxing champion Mike Tyson recalls the first time he heard MFSB’s “Love Is the Message”—and how a cassette consisting of nothing but that song was “the sound of success.”
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Mike Tyson says 'sky is limit' for Anthony Joshua
CNN - 9 months
He was boxing's youngest world heavyweight champion, but Mike Tyson believes the "sky is the limit" for British fighter Anthony Joshua.
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Trump Once Spread A Gross Rumor About Madonna, And Now He's Calling Her 'Disgusting'?
Huffington Post - about 1 year
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When Trump came to Tyson's defense after rape conviction
CNN - over 1 year
Three days after an Indiana jury convicted boxer Mike Tyson of rape, Donald Trump defended the heavyweight champ.
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World's Smallest Car Is a $1,280 Alternative to Walking
Yahoo News - over 1 year
Just like a hoverboard, you control it by shifting the weight of your body and stop it by stepping off, navigation methods that even the former "baddest man on the planet" Mike Tyson has had trouble with.
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Donald Trump, Roberto Duran And The 'No Mas' Debate
Huffington Post - over 1 year
With the Vegas setting of the third presidential debate, it may be only fitting that Donald Trump has requested a drug test. After all, Trump used to stage boxing matches, notably Mike Tyson bouts, at Trump’s since-bankrupted casinos in Atlantic City. Then there is the fact that Trump, who fashions himself an alpha male, genius and ex-jock, got whipped by Hillary Clinton in the first debate. As he did in the second debate. In debate number two, Trump looked not only psychopathic, as he lurked in the shadows and hovered menacingly behind the Democratic nominee; he also looked exhausted, or on the ropes, in boxing terms, when he frequently clutched the back of his chair and sniffled, like a poorly conditioned boxer with a bloody nose, a palooka in the midst of more than a few standing eight counts. Trump can’t seem to accept that Clinton trounced him twice, even after all his much-denied preparation for the second debate. Were he truly a boxer, I would say that he mu...
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Trump called Tyson rape conviction 'a travesty' in 1992 radio interview
CNN - over 1 year
When boxing star Mike Tyson was convicted of rape in February 1992, Donald Trump called the verdict a "travesty" in an interview with Howard Stern and said it was actually Tyson who was the subject of physical advances from women.
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Romania: ex-boxer Mike Tyson calls for order
Yahoo News - over 1 year
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson banged a gavel in Romania's Chamber of Deputies, as if calling for order following a chaotic tour of the giant palace built by late Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceausescu.
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Martin Shkreli Wants You To Punch Him In The Face (Really)
Huffington Post - over 1 year
The pharmaceutical executive who wanted to make HIV patients pay through the nose for medication is now willing to get punched in the nose for charity. Martin Shkreli, aka Pharma Bro, said he is currently auctioning off the chance to punch him in the face to raise money for the family of Mike Kulich, his former PR consultant who died in his sleep on Saturday morning. I will auction one slap/punch in the face to benefit my friend Mike who passed away & leaves behind a young son who survived cancer. DM bids — Martin Shkreli (@MartinShkreli) September 26, 2016 Kulich, 29, left behind a young son who had just finished treatment for leukemia. Shkreli promised to match the winning bid “to a certain point,” and is willing to let the winner use a proxy puncher such as Mike Tyson to land the blow. The winner can also film the punch for posterity. So far, demand seems fairly high, according to Shkreli. So far the two highest bidders to punch or sl...
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A Letter To Tupac Shakur, 20 Years Later
Huffington Post - over 1 year
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 Dear Tupac: There is a lot I want to say to you, so much so that I do not know where to begin. There is rarely a day or week that I do not think about your life, and your death, since that fateful day on Friday, September 13, 1996. I have tried, at times, and with great failure, to block you out of my head, to ignore the people who've asked me mad questions about you, about the circumstances of your death. I've been utterly frustrated, even, when it felt, during these past twenty years, like my life, in some ways, and for whatever reasons, is at least partially linked to yours. Maybe I should simply start at the beginning. When I first heard of you, it was when your debut album, "2Pacalypse Now," had just been released. We were still in what we now call the Golden Era of hip-hop, when an incredible and diverse range of rap music was being produced, it felt, every single month, from one new artist or another. At the time, groups like N.W.A an...
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The Oddball Comedy Festival Has Something for Everyone's Funny Bone
Huffington Post - over 1 year
Funny or Die presents the 4th annual Oddball Comedy and Curiosity Festival starting September 2. The lineup of more than 35 comedians includes Tracy Morgan, John Oliver, Hannibal Burress, Jay Pharoah of SNL fame, and Ali Wong. Jeff Ross, a Comedy Central Roast veteran, is the master of ceremonies. The 13 stop Live Nation tour includes such a vast array of comedians that those attending the show are guaranteed to laugh at one or more of the acts unless they are completely devoid of a sense of humor. It ranges from Brian Regan, who eschews profanity and off-color humor, to Gabriel "Fluffy" Iglesias, who makes jokes about obesity and Mexican-American culture to Alice Wetterlund, the star of HBO's Silicon Valley who shot to fame making a parody commercial for a cure for diarrhea titled "Culture Culture Probiotics". Two of the comedians, Kyle Dunnigan and Tom Segura, previewed their act. Fans of Comedy Central's "Inside Amy Schumer" are already in love with Kyle Dunnigan. He's the E...
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12 Baby Names Inspired By Beautiful Places Around The World
Huffington Post - over 1 year
Savannah, London, Brooklyn. In 2016, that might be your list of places to visit next year, or maybe it’s your preschooler’s new class list. City, state and country names for kids have gone mainstream, and plenty of parents are borrowing baby naming inspiration from the map. Celebrity parents are no exception. In fact, they’ve introduced some intriguing options for our sons and daughters. Here are a dozen of the best “star baby” place names worth considering. Alaska Model Anne Vyalitsyna hails from Russia. Her tech guru fiancé Adam Cahan is originally from New York. Apparently, the couple named their daughter Alaska because that’s where the U.S. and Russia meet. A record number of girls were given the name Alaska in 2015 ― 60 total, including Anne and Adam’s daughter. Brighton A fashionable seaside resort, England’s Brighton has long been favored by kings and commoners. New York boasts a Brooklyn community by the name, immortalized in Neil Simon’s Brighton Beach Memo...
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Trump and Hillary’s athletic supporters and the political conventions
Fox News - over 1 year
It looks like Mike Tyson isn’t going to be addressing the Republican National Convention this year. And that’s a good thing.
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Mike Tyson to speak at RNC?
Fox News - over 1 year
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Trump: I didn't invite Mike Tyson
CNN - over 1 year
Donald Trump tweeted Tuesday that he didn't invite "Iron" Mike Tyson to speak at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, dismissing a report that he wanted the former heavyweight champ at the event.
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Mike Tyson
    FORTIES
  • 2016
    Due to his conviction, Tyson is required to register as a tier II sex offender under federal law. As of May, 2016, he is so registered, as Michael Tyson, in Henderson, Nevada.
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  • 2015
    In 2015, Tyson announced that he was supporting Donald Trump's presidential candidacy.
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    In early March 2015, Tyson appeared on the track "Iconic" on Madonna's album Rebel Heart.
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  • 2014
    He is the titular character in Mike Tyson Mysteries, which started airing on October 27, 2014 on Adult Swim.
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    An animated series named Mike Tyson Mysteries, featuring Tyson solving mysteries in the style of Scooby-Doo, premiered on Adult Swim in late October 2014.
  • 2013
    In December 2013, during an interview with Fox News, Tyson talked about his progress with sobriety and how being in the company of good people has made him want to be a better and more humble person.
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    In November 2013, Tyson released his book Undisputed Truth, which also made it on The New York Times Best Seller list.
    In September 2013, Tyson was featured on a six-episode television series on Fox Sports 1 that documented his personal and private life entitled "Being Mike Tyson".
    However, in August 2013 he admitted publicly that he had lied about his sobriety and was on the verge of death from alcoholism.
    In August 2013, Tyson teamed up with Acquinity Interactive CEO Garry Jonas to form Iron Mike Productions, a boxing promotions company, formerly known as Acquinity Sports.
  • 2012
    In October 2012, Tyson launched the Mike Tyson Cares Foundation.
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    After debuting a one-man show in Las Vegas, Tyson teamed up with director Spike Lee and brought the show to Broadway in August 2012.
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  • 2011
    The Felice Brothers, a folk-rock band from Upstate New York, released a song on their 2011 album Celebration, Florida titled "Cus's Catskill Gym".
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    In September 2011, Tyson gave an interview in which he made comments about former Alaska governor Sarah Palin that included crude and violent descriptions of interracial sex.
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    On June 12, 2011, Tyson was inducted to the International Boxing Hall of Fame alongside legendary Mexican champion Julio César Chávez, light welterweight champion Kostya Tszyu, and actor/screenwriter Sylvester Stallone.
  • THIRTIES
  • 2009
    On November 11, 2009, Mike Tyson was arrested after getting into a scuffle at Los Angeles International airport with a photographer.
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    Eleven days after his daughter's death, Tyson wed for the third time, to longtime girlfriend Lakiha "Kiki" Spicer, age 32, exchanging vows on Saturday, June 6, 2009, in a short, private ceremony at the La Bella Wedding Chapel at the Las Vegas Hilton.
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    Tyson has taken acting roles in movies and television, most famously playing a fictionalized version of himself in the 2009 film The Hangover.
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  • 2007
    He was convicted of these charges in November 2007 and sentenced to 24 hours in jail, 360 hours community service and 3 years probation.
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    On September 24, 2007, Mike Tyson pleaded guilty to possession of cocaine and driving under the influence.
    Tyson pleaded not guilty on January 22, 2007 in Maricopa County Superior Court to felony drug possession and paraphernalia possession counts and two misdemeanor counts of driving under the influence of drugs.
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  • 2006
    On December 29, 2006, Tyson was arrested in Scottsdale, Arizona, on suspicion of DUI and felony drug possession; he nearly crashed into a police SUV shortly after leaving a nightclub.
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  • 2005
    In an interview with USA Today published on June 3, 2005, Tyson said, "My whole life has been a waste – I've been a failure."
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    On June 11, 2005, Tyson stunned the boxing world by quitting before the start of the seventh round in a close bout against journeyman Kevin McBride.
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  • 2004
    On July 30, 2004, Tyson faced British boxer Danny Williams in another comeback fight, this time staged in Louisville, Kentucky.
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  • 2003
    On August 13, 2003, Tyson entered the ring for a face-to-face confrontation against K-1 fighting phenom Bob Sapp immediately after Sapp's win against Kimo Leopoldo in Las Vegas.
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    In 2003, amid all his economic troubles, he was named by The Ring at number 16, right behind Sonny Liston, among the 100 greatest punchers of all time.
    In August 2003, after years of financial struggles, Tyson finally filed for bankruptcy.
    In another Memphis fight on February 22, 2003, Tyson beat fringe contender Clifford Etienne 49 seconds into round one.
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  • 2002
    Turner filed for divorce from Tyson in January 2002, claiming that he committed adultery during their five-year marriage, an act that "has neither been forgiven nor condoned."
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    Tyson once again had the opportunity to fight for a heavyweight championship in 2002.
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  • 2001
    Tyson fought only once in 2001, beating Brian Nielsen in Copenhagen with a seventh round TKO.
  • 2000
    He also fought Lou Savarese in June 2000 in Glasgow, winning in the first round; the fight lasted only 38 seconds.
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    In 2000, Tyson had three fights.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1999
    After his release, he fought Orlin Norris on October 23, 1999.
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    Legal problems caught up with Tyson once again. On February 5, 1999, Tyson was sentenced to a year's imprisonment, fined $5,000, and ordered to serve two years probation and perform 200 hours of community service for assaulting two motorists after a traffic accident on August 31, 1998.
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    In January 1999, Tyson returned to the ring to fight the South African Francois Botha, in another fight that ended in controversy.
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  • 1998
    During his time away from boxing in 1998, Tyson made a guest appearance at WrestleMania XIV as an enforcer for the main event match between Shawn Michaels and Steve Austin.
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    The revocation was not permanent, as the commission voted 4–1 to restore Tyson's boxing license on October 18, 1998.
  • 1997
    On July 9, 1997, Tyson's boxing license was rescinded by the Nevada State Athletic Commission in a unanimous voice vote; he was also fined US$3 million and ordered to pay the legal costs of the hearing.
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    Tyson and Holyfield fought again on June 28, 1997.
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    His second marriage was to Monica Turner from April 19, 1997 to January 14, 2003.
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  • 1996
    On November 9, 1996, in Las Vegas, Nevada, Tyson faced Holyfield in a title bout dubbed "Finally."
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  • 1995
    After his release in 1995, he engaged in a series of comeback fights.
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  • 1994
    Tyson attempted to defend the WBA title against Evander Holyfield, who was in the fourth fight of his own comeback. Holyfield had retired in 1994 following the loss of his championship to Michael Moorer.
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  • 1992
    In spite of being 25 years old at the time he committed the rape, he was assigned to the Indiana Youth Center (now the Plainfield Correctional Facility) in April 1992, and he was released in March 1995 after serving less than three years of his six-year sentence.
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    On March 26, 1992, Tyson was sentenced to six years in prison followed by four years on probation.
    Tyson was convicted on the rape charge on February 10, 1992 after the jury deliberated for nearly 10 hours.
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  • 1991
    Desiree Washington testified that she received a phone call from Tyson at 1:36 am on July 19, 1991 inviting her to a party.
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    Tyson was arrested in July 1991 for the rape of 18-year-old Desiree Washington, Miss Black Rhode Island, in an Indianapolis hotel room.
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    A fight between Tyson and Holyfield for the undisputed championship was scheduled for November 8, 1991 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, but Tyson pulled out after sustaining a rib cartilage injury during training.
    Tyson, who was the number one contender, faced number two contender Donovan "Razor" Ruddock on March 18, 1991, in Las Vegas.
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    Attempting to regain the titles, Tyson defeated Donovan Ruddock twice in 1991, but pulled out of a fight with then-undisputed heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield (who had defeated Douglas later in 1990) due to injury.
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  • 1990
    In a fight on February 11, 1990, he lost the undisputed championship to Buster Douglas in Tokyo.
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    By 1990, Tyson seemed to have lost direction, and his personal life was in disarray amidst reports of less vigorous training prior to the Douglas match.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1989
    In 1989, Tyson had only two fights amid personal turmoil.
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  • 1988
    His first marriage was to actress Robin Givens, from February 7, 1988 to February 14, 1989.
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    In late 1988, Tyson parted with manager Bill Cayton and fired longtime trainer Kevin Rooney, the man many credit for honing Tyson's craft after the death of D'Amato.
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    On June 27, 1988, Tyson faced Michael Spinks.
    He faced Larry Holmes on January 22, 1988, and defeated the legendary former champion by a fourth round KO.
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    Tyson had three fights in 1988.
    In 1988, Tyson became the lineal champion when he knocked out Michael Spinks in 91 seconds of the first round.
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  • 1987
    In 1987, Nintendo released Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!!, which was well received and sold more than a million copies.
    Expectations for Tyson were extremely high, and he embarked on an ambitious campaign to fight all of the top heavyweights in the world. Tyson defended his title against James Smith on March 7, 1987, in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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  • 1986
    On November 22, 1986, Tyson was given his first title fight against Trevor Berbick for the World Boxing Council (WBC) heavyweight championship.
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    Tyson's first nationally televised bout took place on February 16, 1986, at Houston Field House in Troy, New York against journeyman heavyweight Jesse Ferguson.
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  • 1985
    Spinks, who had taken the heavyweight championship from Larry Holmes via a 15-round decision in 1985, had not lost his title in the ring but was not recognized as champion by the major boxing organizations.
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    D'Amato died in November 1985, relatively early into Tyson's professional career, and some speculate that his death was the catalyst to many of the troubles Tyson was to experience as his life and career progressed.
    Tyson made his professional debut as an 18-year-old on March 6, 1985, in Albany, New York.
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  • 1981
    Tyson won gold medals at the 1981 and 1982 Junior Olympic Games, defeating Joe Cortez in 1981 and beating Kelton Brown in 1982.
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  • OTHER
  • 1966
    Mike Tyson was born in 1966.
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